USN-3703-1: Archive Zip

4 July 2018

libarchive-zip-perl vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Archive Zip module could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • libarchive-zip-perl - Perl module for manipulation of ZIP archives


It was discovered that the Archive Zip module incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to access sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libarchive-zip-perl - 1.60-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 17.10
libarchive-zip-perl - 1.59-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libarchive-zip-perl - 1.56-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libarchive-zip-perl - 1.30-7ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.